Kate Bamford

Partner, Advisor & Coach

Kate brings deep expertise working with Boards, CEOs and C-Suite Executives across multiple industries, including a strong focus on the Media, Digital, Telecoms and Technology sectors where she has partnered with and advised individuals and organisations facing significant change.

About Kate

With over 20 years’ experience working at the top level of international businesses, Kate has developed trusted, long lasting relationships with senior executives as they evolve, drive and shape their own careers and leadership capabilities. She brings an authentic, pragmatic and empathetic approach to her work, coupled with strong business insight and an innate understanding of how individuals are motivated, both independently and as leaders or members of senior teams.

Kate has worked across multiple industries and disciplines at the most senior levels, thereby bringing a broad business understanding and currency in how leaders are having to constantly adapt their approach to leading and effectively navigating constant transformation and business evolution, both from a cultural and structural perspective. Prior to establishing her own top level search boutique, Ivy Street, Kate was a Partner at JCA Group where she was a key member of the senior team who helped to establish and grow the business prior to its successful sale to Heidrick & Struggles in 2016. Here she worked with a wide range of FTSE, PE and Privately owned businesses, advising Boards and Senior Executives, ensuring balance and diversity across their leadership teams, as well as continually advising and mentoring future leaders throughout their careers, both from an executive and NED perspective.

Intuitive, highly aware and with a supportive yet challenging approach, Kate works with individuals and teams to help them realise and maximise their potential, gain confidence in their choices and ensure they have strong self-awareness about how their approach and methods impact others around them.

Coaching Credentials

Graduate of the Meyler Campbell Business Coaching Programme

Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School

What Kate’s clients say:

“Your coaching was absolutely and utterly a gift: 11 out of 10. I'd never have been able to open up like that if I had felt anything other than fully listened to and wholly accepted.”

Founder, Professional Services Industry

"I really loved that we could discuss topics of completely different magnitudes. From stress and anxiety to positioning myself within the company, career support and even cross-cultural communication. Through the right questions, you triggered a thought process that I needed for these issues. Thank you for that!"

Strategy Director, Media Industry